I do have the South Beach book I plan to reread. I sold my Zone books they just frustrated me!
I found while doing some more poking around the web lots of places say that most of the low-carb diets eventually aim to find the highest carb level where cravings go away and weight loss happens. So I guess if I have that under control despite my higher carb level I shouldn't stress about it too much.
I feel like I do better on a diet where technically nothing is restricted but I aim for better choices. Fruits while high in carbs just aren't a trigger issue for me at all. I do want to learn more about low-carb though, because I'm pretty convinced by my craving/binge reactions that I'm pretty carb sensitive and despite the years of dieting I think I never really addressed/noticed how bad it was.